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Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Our business has established techniques and processes built from requirements under the Standards and Accreditation Act 2015, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Directive. We project manage the development of, edit, and publish standards, as well as sell New Zealand, joint Australia-New Zealand, and international standards.

Locations: Europe - United Kingdom
 
2020-05-21
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Consumer safety

New publication

AS/NZS 2063:2020 - Helmets for use on bicycles and wheeled recreational devices

Standard specifies the design, construction and basic performance requirements of lightweight protective helmets intended to mitigate the adverse effects of a blow to the head. This Standard covers impact energy attenuation, helmet stability, load distribution, strength and effectiveness of the retention system and its attachment points, peripheral vision clearance and marking requirements. This Standard applies to helmets used for recreational activities involving bicycles, and wheeled recreational devices (such as skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, hoverboards and kick-scooters, including those that are power-assisted). This Standard does not cover helmets intended to be used by motorcyclists. The design and construction of motorcycle helmets are provided in AS/NZS 1698 or UNECE R22.05. The major changes in this edition are as follows: The addition to the scope of wheeled recreational devices, such as skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, and kick-scooters; Specification of normative product conformity and batch testing requirements; Specification of impact velocities and indicative drop heights; and Clarification of the intent of test site selection.

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 2063:2008 - Bicycle helmets

Superseded by AS/NZS 2063:2020

2020-05-07
Location: New Zealand
Description:

As we navigate through these unique and challenging times, Standards New Zealand is continuing to help support businesses and organisations like yours with our unique products and services. While our momentum – like many others – has been temporarily checked, we remain committed to delivering value to you, our customers and stakeholders.

Here’s an update on what’s been happening in the life of Standards New Zealand, some information on what’s coming up, and how we will remain open and available for you.

Getting in touch with us

Following Government COVID-19 guidelines, we have adapted our work practices, including working remotely. Working flexibly is a key part of how we operate and our team is well equipped to respond to your enquiries and support you while working from home.

Our phone lines are open, but we have limited availability to answer calls. The best way to contact us is by email at enquiries@standards.govt.nz. More info

Embracing digital ways of working

While we had plans already underway for a move to video conferencing for our standards committees, International Review Groups (IRGs), and Standards Approval Board meetings, recent developments have accelerated this. Like many of you, we are now successfully holding virtual meetings. This makes the standards development and decision making processes a lot more seamless and cost-effective.

Our standards development committee online collaboration tool, Komiti, has also been rolled out successfully. If you’re involved in a new standards development project in the future, our team will be in touch to explain how it works.

Standards are here to support innovation

New Zealanders have demonstrated their ingenuity and adaptability as they adapt to unite against COVID-19. Standards continue to play a key role as a tried and tested way of improving quality and safety, enhancing products and services, and meeting industry best practice.

The international standards community has offered its support by making a number of COVID-19 relevant standards and their national adoptions accessible for free to help deal with the effects on businesses and organisations. Read the details

What's in our standards development pipeline

We have several key standards undergoing development. These include:

·         Revision of NZS 4512 Fire detection and alarm systems in buildings. The fire sprinkler standard NZS4541 has just been updated and NZS 45412 provides up-to-date specifications for the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems.

·         Revision of NZS4514 Interconnected smoke alarms for houses sets out the requirements for the installation and commissioning of externally-powered interconnected smoke alarms. It also provides information on the selection, installation, and maintenance of smoke alarms.

·         Revision of NZS5433 Transport of dangerous goods on land details technical requirements, including classification criteria and packaging performance standards for the transport of dangerous goods in New Zealand.

·         Introduction of Hydrogen as a fuel. Phase 1 of this project is currently underway, which focuses on producing a scoping study to identify and address changes needed to relevant standards that would affect the use of hydrogen.

You can see our full work programme here.

Value Add RFI open for innovators

We continue to seek entrepreneurial partners to help deliver New Zealand standards content to users through our Value Add Programme. The aim is to make standards content more useful and increase the traction for standards throughout New Zealand. We offer a low-cost supportive path through the copyright system to help entrepreneurs manage their ideas into commercial viability. An RFI is now open to third parties who have ideas for offering standards content in innovative ways.

Seeking feedback on new digital formats

We also keen to hear from you which formats you’d find most helpful in the future – particularly in the light of a distributed workforce under COVID-19. Standards are currently provided in hard copy and as pdfs, but we’re interested in hearing whether you’d find them useful as eBooks, or in html format etc. Share your thoughts with us at valueadd@standards.govt.nz

The team at Standards New Zealand

Web: www.standards.govt.nz | Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz | Phone: +64 3 943 4259

2020-03-19
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Consumer safety

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 8124.6:2016 Amd 1:2020 - Safety of toys, Part 6: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use

This amendment applies to the Front cover, Preface and ISO 8124-4:2014 Amd 1:2017.

Comments close on 24/04/2020

DR AS/NZS 8124.6:2016 Amd 2:2020 - Safety of toys, Part 6: Swings, slides and similar activity toys for indoor and outdoor family domestic use

This amendment applies to the Front cover, Preface and ISO 8124-4:2014 Amd 2:2019.

Comments close on 24/04/2020


2019-12-18
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Self-containment standard now sponsored for free download

New Zealanders and tourists alike will be pleased to know that the Ministry of Business and Innovation (MBIE) has funded the self-containment standard NZS 5465:2001 for free download.

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Successful collaboration supports health and wellbeing of New Zealanders

A standards and accreditation seminar for health and disability sector agencies was held at MBIE’s Wellington offices on Wednesday 13 November. It explored how the regulation, international standards and accreditation community can work with the health and disability sector to minimize risk and help deliver positive health outcomes for all New Zealanders.

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Standards support the conversation around artificial intelligence (AI)

The acceleration and proliferation of AI products and services means closer attention is being paid to it by government agencies, regulators and industry. Read how standards can play a role in the implementation of AI and the mitigation of risks.

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Your feedback is most welcome to editor@standards.govt.nz

Update from the Manager, Standards NZ

Read the end of year update from Carmen Mak on what's been happening in the life of Standards New Zealand. Read

Web: www.standards.govt.nz | Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz | Phone: +64 3 943 4259

 

2019-11-28
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Occupational Safety

Proposed to Withdraw publication

Please let us know your thoughts on this proposal to withdraw standards to AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz

AS/NZS ISO 22608:2007 - Protective clothing - Protection against liquid chemicals - Measurement of repellency, retention, and penetration of liquid pesticide formulations through protective clothing materials

Specifies a test method to measure repellency, retention and penetration of a known volume of liquid pesticide when applied to protective clothing material. Identical to ISO 22608:2004.

AS/NZS 3576:1998 - Clearing saws, brushcutters and grass trimmers - Guide to safe working practices

Provides recommendations for the safe use of clearing saws, brushcutters and grass trimmers. Guidelines are given covering the basic principles for the safe operation of the equipment, the training of operators, the appropriate measures and precautions to take to guard the safety and health of operators, and the general maintenance of the equipment.

AS/NZS 4501.1:2008 - Occupational protective clothing - Guidelines on the selection, use, care and maintenance of protective clothing

Provides guidelines for users of occupational clothing. Identical to CEN/TR 15321:2006.

AS/NZS 2161.5:1998 - Occupational protective gloves - Protection against cold

Specifies the performance requirements and test methods for gloves which are intended to protect against convective or conductive cold down to temperatures of 50 degrees C. This could be linked to either the climatic conditions or occupational activity concerned. This Standard is technically equivalent to and reproduced from EN 511:1994.

AS/NZS 2161.9:2002 - Occupational protective gloves - Method of measurement and evaluation of the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand

Specifies test methods and evaluation criteria for the vibration transmissibility of gloves at the palm of the hand. This joint Standard is identical with and reproduced from ISO 10819:1996.

 

 

2019-11-22
Location: Australia
Description:

An innovative future for Standards Australia

22 November 2019

  • Standards Australia releases distribution and licensing framework to encourage partners in the distribution of its content.
  • Future partners will help deliver Australian Standards in new and different ways, with innovation as a key criteria.
  • New distribution partners are planned to be up and running in early 2020.

A little over a year ago, Standards Australia set out to put in place a framework that would allow for its content to be used more broadly and in innovative ways across the economy. Earlier today, following months of consultation, Standards Australia released its distribution and licensing framework to encourage partnerships in the use of its content.

“We have been on this journey for over 5 years and it’s great to be staking the ground and actively encouraging the use of our content in new and different ways,” said CEO of Standards Australia, Adrian O’Connell.

“The policy framework has innovation at its core. We are excited about the opportunities to deliver even more value to end users.”

The framework has been released to outline the way in which additional distributors can be utilised to improve access to all the content of Standards Australia through a variety of forms and distribution types including bulk licensing arrangements already of interest to industries and governments.

“For many years the documents published by Standards Australia have been in print or PDF. These remain very important to us and our users. As well as seeking new partnerships for the delivery of content this way, we want to move far beyond PDFs and hard copy books and consider the apps and web platforms being utilised across different industries.”

“We know there are already apps out there that help tradespeople do their work, but they do so without the standard as part of the workflow – today’s release of the framework means we can start working with the developers of these apps to incorporate our content and make it easier for Australia to be a safer and more efficient economy.”

In addition, Standards Australia has committed to funding access to its content for personal, domestic and household use by 2023.

“The commitment to funding access for personal, domestic or household use is part of a package of distribution changes we’ve been striving for and will be in addition to any access available in libraries,” said Mr O’Connell.

“Standards Australia has a very well-known primary objective which is delivery of public benefit. Today’s announcement is us reaching out and saying come and work with us to deliver greater benefit in more ways to more people,” concluded Mr O’Connell.

A copy of Standards Australia’s Distribution and Licensing Policy Framework is available here.

Contact

Scott McGrath

Public Affairs Officer

+612 9237 6044

Contact Name: Scott McGrath
Phone: +612 9237 6044
Address: 20 Bridge Street
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
URL: https://www.standards.org.au
Comments: GPO Box 476 Sydney NSW 2001 tel:+61 2 9237 6000
2019-11-10
Location: Newsletter
Description:

World Standards Day celebrated

Standards NZ celebrated World Standards Day at our Wellington offices on Monday 14 October with an expo, workshops and a recognition ceremony.

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Future casting: The path to 2030 at the ISO General Assembly

Carmen Mak, Manager Standards New Zealand and Sanjai Raj, Standards New Zealand Executive and General Manager Consumer Protection and Standards at MBIE, attended the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) annual General Assembly (known as ISO Week) in mid-September. The event was focused on defining ISO’s future strategy under the theme ‘On the path to 2030’.

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Standards NZ and Energy Safety sign 3-year agreement for standards-related services

WorkSafe New Zealand has signed a three-year contract with Standards New Zealand to provide services to support local, trans-Tasman and international Standards for gas and electrical safety.

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  New | in brief

Update from the Manager, Standards NZ

Read an update from Carmen Mak on what's been happening in the life of Standards New Zealand. Read

https://www.standards.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2019/nov/supporting-the-health-and-wellbeing-of-new-zealanders-through-standards-and-accreditation/?utm_campaign=https://standardsnz.wufoo.com/forms/z1hlyd5v0j1caca/&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

               

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

2019-09-03
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Innovation delivers 75% time saving to standard construction contracts

Standards New Zealand is looking for partners to work with us on digitally innovative ways to repurpose standards content. The aim is ensure that standards are accessible by the people who need to use them, at the right time, and in an effective format. Our first partner in this 'value add' programme is Kiwi document automation specialists, LawHawk. Read about how this award-winning company is using their innovative technology to deliver significant time saving to standard construction contracts.

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Successful first-ever Joint Committee Member Training Workshop

Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand jointly presented a two-day Joint Committee Member Training Workshop in Wellington in July. It gave joint committee members valuable up-to-date information on best practice for writing standards.

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Forward thinkers wanted to enhance standards content

Can you see the future? We're looking for people with ideas on how to develop a product or service based on standards content, such as a smartphone app or software tool.

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Update from the Manager, Standards NZ

Welcome to our September update on what’s been going on in the life of Standards New Zealand. Following the same pattern as recent months, it has been very busy and productive. Read more

World Standards Day

Every day, standards and standardisation make a difference in the lives of New Zealanders. Standards help to keep our homes, public buildings, playgrounds, electrical appliances, and health services safe. They help protect our environment, increase productivity, and drive innovation. World Standards Day on 14 October pays tribute to the thousands of men and women all over the world who develop voluntary standards for the advancement and welfare of societies. It also provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the benefits that standards bring to our everyday lives, the market economy, and to the smooth running of public affairs.

This year, Standards New Zealand will be hosting an expo event to showcase what's happening in the world of standards and recognise those who have contributed their time and expertise to the standards community.

It will be from 2-5pm on Monday 14 October at MBIE's offices, 15 Stout St, Wellington. More details will follow.

 

 

2019-07-07
Location: Newsletter
Description:

In recognition of the need for an installation standard for battery storage devices in Australia, Standards Australia has been working with industry, government and the broader community.

The draft standard has gone through the consensus-based standards development process, with Standards Australia engaging with representatives on the relevant technical committee throughout this process to ensure a wide-range of views have been considered.

The draft standard, Electrical Installations - Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment, is progressing to the ballot stage of the standards development process.

“Given strong support from a range of key industry and government representatives, this standard should be heading towards publication in coming weeks,” said General Manager, Strategy and Engagement, Adam Stingemore.

“This draft standard has been updated in an effort to make it easier for the installer to know what requirements are necessary for the type of system they are installing,” said Mr Sandy Atkins, from Standards Australia’s EL-042 Technical Committee responsible for the standard.

Standards Australia expects that work in this area will continue as the industry evolves. Proposals for new standards or changes to standards can be submitted at any time.

“Standards are detailed, technical documents which address safety and efficiency challenges in heavily regulated sectors. The publication of standards such as this prove the value of the Standards Australia process in bringing industry, government and the community together for a collective benefit. We look forward to progressing through the ballot stage of development over the coming weeks,” concluded Mr Stingemore.

CONTACT

Scott McGrath

Standards Australia no-reply@standards.org.au

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2019-06-16
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Help shape the future Standards Australia

A once in a generation opportunity has presented itself to Australian industry, consumers, businesses, and the broader community with Standards Australia seeking input on how it distributes content.
Following an important arbitration win supporting Standards Australia’s position that future distribution of its content will not be on an exclusive basis, Standards Australia has been working towards opening up access to its content with the needs of our stakeholders and users front of mind.
“As an organization, we have been working to make Australian communities safer, help our economy grow and connect our nation to the world for close to 100 years. This decision late last year has enabled us to take even more steps towards opening up access to our content,” said Adam Stingemore, General Manager Strategy and Engagement.
This process will include comprehensive consultation in each capital city across Australia seeking views on our Distribution and Licensing Policy Discussion Paper, which has been released today.
“Heading to each capital city in coming weeks will enable us to canvass the views of industry, community groups, business, governments, students, and apprentices and to hear firsthand what has worked well and what can improve in the future,” said Mr Stingemore.
“This is an exciting step towards delivering greater value and improving access to Australian Standards, to be taken following careful consideration ensuring Standards Australia’s long term sustainability and the ability to increase the reach and relevance of our content across Australia.”
Interested parties are encouraged to read the discussion paper here. Submissions can be made until 29 July 2019, with registration for the consultations available here.

Contact

Scott McGrath

Public Affairs Officer

+612 9237 6044

Standards Australia partners with Techstreet to deliver greater access and choice for users of Australian Standards®

31 May 2019

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Drug testing methods get a revision to increase safety

22 May 2019

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https://www.standards.org.au/news

 

2018-07-05
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Latest guide – New Zealand’s standards and conformance system

A Guide to New Zealand’s Standards and Conformance System provides a broad overview of the standards and conformance system in New Zealand. The guide was published in March 2018. It is targeted at businesses, consumers, regulators, and those working within the system.

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ISO new field of technical activity proposal – Circular economy

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders on the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) proposal for the development of a new field of technical activity, ‘Circular economy’.

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Standards New Zealand – Changes under way

We’re renewing our business to take charge of our future and ensure Standards New Zealand remains relevant and sustainable.

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New | in brief

Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

Welcome to my July update for Touchstone. Click on the link for a summary of Standards New Zealand news on: publications and calls for public consultation, international standards, and industry guidance.

https://www.standards.govt.nz/touchstone/general/2018/jul/update-from-the-manager-standards-new-zealand/?noutm

https://www.standards.govt.nz/?noutm

Web: www.standards.govt.nz | Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz | Phone: +64 3 943 4259

2018-05-28
Location: Newsletter
Description:

Public comment – Amendment to AS/NZS 3012:2010 with separate New Zealand-only appendix

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on an amendment to AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites. Note that there are two separate documents to review, one for New Zealand-only content and one for joint Australian/New Zealand content.

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Health standards proposed for withdrawal

At present we are consulting on three Standards New Zealand publications in the health sector. These publications are proposed for withdrawal as they contain material that is out of date and in the opinion of the Ministry of Health they are not fit for purpose.

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Tackling counterfeit with ISO and IEC standards

Counterfeit goods are nothing new, but with globalisation, the internet, and increased movement of goods the fakes business is booming. From fake versions of widely sold pharmaceutical brands to phony designer watches and handbags, counterfeit has grown into a thriving underground economy.

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Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

Welcome to my May update for Touchstone. Click on the link for a summary of Standards New Zealand news on: publications and calls for public consultation, international standards, and industry guidance.

https://www.standards.govt.nz/ Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz |

Phone: +64 3 943 4259

2018-04-18
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Can you improve how standards are delivered?

Standards New Zealand have released a request for information (RFI). We are seeking interest from third parties who can see potential for standards content to be offered to customers in innovative new ways.

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Public comment sought on revision to ambulance and paramedical services standard

Standards New Zealand and the P8156 committee are seeking feedback on the draft revision to NZS 8156:2008 Ambulance and paramedical services.

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AS/NZS 3000:2018 Wiring Rules – Coming soon

The new edition of the Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 3000:2018, is expected to be published in the next few months and will be more flexible, user-friendly and easier to read.

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  New | in brief

Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

Welcome to my April update for Touchstone. Click on the link for a summary of Standards New Zealand news on: our request for information on value-add products, upcoming publications and calls for public consultation, new ISO proposals, international standards, and industry guidance.

Your feedback is most welcome to editor@standards.govt.nz.       

Web: www.standards.govt.nz | Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz | Phone: +64 3 943 4259                                                                                                                               

 

2018-03-11
Location: New Zealand
Description:

New digital formats for standards – Try them out

Please have a look at a pilot standard in two alternative formats and let us know what you think. Complete the (very short!) survey, which closes in June 2018.

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Extension to the end date for public consultation on timber standards

Standards New Zealand has decided to extend the time frames for consultation the draft standards of NZS 3602 Timber and wood-based products for use in buildings and NZS 3640 Chemical preservation of round and sawn timber to 6 April 2018.

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Corrosion protection for steelwork – New technical specification

Standards New Zealand has published a new technical specification, SNZ TS 3404:2018 Durability requirements for steel structures and components. It covers the corrosion protection of structural steelwork exposed to New Zealand atmospheric and non-atmospheric environments.

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New | in brief

Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

Welcome to my March update for Touchstone. Click here for a summary of Standards New Zealand news on: new digital formats, the ePing exporter service, new standards, updates from development committees, new ISO proposals, and industry news.

Your feedback is most welcome to editor@standards.govt.nz

Web: www.standards.govt.nz | Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz | Phone: +64 3 943 4259

2018-02-18
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Lead paint management – New standard published

A new standard provides a guide for tradespeople performing lead paint management work to deal with lead paint and related hazards in a safe and responsible way: AS/NZS 4361.2:2017 Guide to hazardous paint management – Part 2: Lead paint in residential, public and commercial building.

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New standard for ski and tourism operators – Improving chairlift safety

Standards New Zealand has published NZS 8635:2018 Passenger ropeways and passenger conveyors. Ski and tourism operators will use the new standard to improve the safety of chairlifts, gondolas and similar uphill facilities.

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New free online web service for exporters – ePing

Standards New Zealand is encouraging the use of ePing, a free online web service for exporters. Operated by the World Trade Organization, the new service provides up to date information on regulations in export markets, including product requirements and standards.

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Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

For this month’s update we’re looking at last year in review. We achieved a lot in 2017 in partnership with our domestic and international customers and stakeholders.

Web: www.standards.govt.nz | Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz | Phone: +64 3 943 4259

 

2018-01-09
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Progress with the revisions to timber-related standards, NZS 3640:2003 and NZS 3602:2003

For the past 12 months, two standards development committees have been working on revisions to the timber-related standards NZS 3640 and NZS 3602. They are now going out for public consultation.

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 Building regulator sponsors public access for five building standards and a handbook

MBIE’s building regulator has sponsored five commonly used building standards and a handbook. Providing this access is another way MBIE is making the building system easier to use and will help people to do the right thing.

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  Still in transition to ISO 9001:2015?

We are less than a year away from the deadline for those certified to ISO 9001:2008 to make the transition to ISO 9001:2015 (in New Zealand to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2016). ISO outlined a transition period of 3 years for those with accredited certification to the 2008 standard to arrange recertification to the newer standard, and this period will end on 15 September 2018.

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  New | in brief

Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

Welcome to my January update for Touchstone. I am pleased to be able to share a few recent news items where Standards New Zealand has partnered with key stakeholders to facilitate New Zealand’s participation in international standards development and to make it easier for users to access key standards in new ways.

                                                                    

Your feedback is most welcome to editor@standards.govt.nz. You can amend your details or unsubscribe at any time.                            

Web: www.standards.govt.nz | Email: enquiries@standards.govt.nz | Phone: +64 3 943 4259                           

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2017-11-23
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Electrical New publication

AS/NZS 60598.1:2017 A1 - Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests: Amendment 1:2017

Amendment applies to Appendix ZZ Variations, Clause 13.3.3.

2017-11-16
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Consumer safety

New publication

AS/NZS 8124.7:2017 - Safety of toys - Part 7: Requirements and test methods for finger paints

Specifies requirements for the substances and materials used in finger paints. It is applicable to finger paints only. It is not applicable to paints intended to be applied to the face or body e.g. face paints. Additional requirements are specified for markings, labelling and containers. Adopted with national modifications from ISO 8124-7:2015.


Electrical

Draft for public comment

DR 17918 CP - AS/NZS 62841.3.13:2018 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 3.13: Particular requirements for transportable drills

AS/NZS 62841.3.13:2018 applies to transportable drills, with manually fed axial movement of the spindle, having a maximum chuck capacity of 13 mm. The rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools are given in K.1 and L.1. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. AS/NZS 62841.3.13:2018 does not apply to stationary drilling machines, radial arm drills or magnetic drill stands and drill motors. Transportable drills are also known as bench drills or drill presses. AS/NZS 62841.3.13:2018 will take effect from the date of publication.

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17919 CP - Amendment No. 3 to AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2013 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2013 deals with the safety of electrical appliances for heating liquids for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Appliances intended for normal household and similar use and that may also be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard. If the appliance is intended to be used professionally to process food for commercial consumption, the appliance is not considered to be for household and similar use only. As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. Amendment 2 applies to the Foreword and Australian and New Zealand National Variations. The National Variations text in this amendment takes effect 2 years from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/20).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17920 CP - Amendment No. 5 to AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.2: Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances

AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2010 is a modified adoption of IEC 60335-2-2 Ed 6.1 and deals with the safety of electric vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances for household and similar purposes, including vacuum cleaners for animal grooming, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It also applies to centrally-sited vacuum cleaners and automatic battery-powered cleaners. It also applies to motorized cleaning heads and current-carrying hoses associated with a particular vacuum cleaner.. Amendment 5 applies to the Foreword and Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15, 19, 21, 22, 30 and Figures. The IEC text in this amendment takes effect 2 years from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/20). As this will be the 5th amendment it will be published as a new edition incorporating amendments 1 to 5.

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17917 CP - AS/NZS 62841.2.21:2018 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.21: Particular requirements for hand-held drain cleaners

AS/NZS 62841.2.21:2018 applies to hand-held drain cleaners (drain cleaners are also known as pipe cleaners) the rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools are given in K.1 and L.1. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This standard does not apply to transportable drain cleaners or machines that use a solid rod to clean drains. AS/NZS 62841.2.21:2018 will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.1:2009 three years from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/21).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17916 CP - AS/NZS 62841.2.10:2018 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.10: Particular requirements for hand-held mixers

AS/NZS 62841.2.10:2018 applies to mixers the rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools are given in K.1 and L.1. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. Mixers are not considered to be tools with a liquid system. This standard does not apply to drills and impact drills, even if they can be used as a mixer. AS/NZS 62841.2.10:2018 will take effect from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/18).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17921 - Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 4417.2:2018 Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment Part 2: Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications

AS/NZS 4417.2:2018 Amendment 1 updates the Preface, Annex B.2 Combined Australian and New Zealand Equipment Regulatory Definitions and Table B.4 Australian and New Zealand Equipment Risk Classifications. In New Zealand a level 3 item of equipment is also classified as a level 2 item of equipment to comply with New Zealand Electricity (Safety) Regulations for the issuance of a Supplier Declaration of Conformity. It is estimated that AS/NZS 4417.2:2018 will be published on 30 June 2018 and Amendment 1 on 30 November 2018.

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17913 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.85:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.85: Particular requirements for fabric steamers

AS/NZS 60335.2.85:2018 deals with the safety of electric fabric steamers intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Appliances not intended for normal household use, such as appliances to be used by laymen in laundries and dry cleaners, are within the scope of this standard. AS/NZS 60335.2.85:2018 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.85:2005 from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/18).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17912 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2018 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.74: Particular requirements for portable immersion heaters

AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2018 deals with the safety of portable electric immersion heaters, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V, for household and similar purposes. It also includes appliances intended for use by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms. The revised edition modifies IEC 60335-2-74 Ed 2.2 to include Australian and New Zealand National Variations to clause 5.101. AS/NZS 60335. 2.74:2018 will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.74:2005 2 years from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/20).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17914 CP - AS/NZS 62115:2018 Electric toys – Safety

AS/NZS 62115:2018 specifies safety requirements for electric toys that have at least one function dependant on electricity, electric toys being any product designed or intended, whether or not exclusively, for use in play by children under 14 years of age. Examples of electric toys also within the scope of this standard are: - constructional sets; - experimental sets; - functional electric toys (an electric toy that performs and is used in the same way as a product, appliance or installation intended for use by adults, and which may be a scale model of such product, appliance or installation); - electric toy computers as well as a doll's house having an interior lamp. If the packaging is intended to have play value then it is considered to be part of the electric toy. AS/NZS 62115:2018 only covers the safety aspects of electric toys that relate to an electrical function. This standard covers the safety of electric toys taking power from any source, such as batteries, transformers, solar cells and inductive connections. AS/NZS 62115:2018 will supersede AS/NZS 62115:2011 three years from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/21).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17915 CP - AS/NZS 62841.2.1:2018 Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery – Safety – Part 2.1: Particular requirements for hand-held drills and impact drills

AS/NZS 62841.2.1:2018 applies to hand-held drills and impact drills, including diamond core drills. This standard also applies to drills that can be used for driving screws by attaching screwdriver bits. The rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools are given in K.1 and L.1. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This standard does not apply to rotary hammers, even if they can be used as a drill. AS/NZS 62841.2.1:2018 will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.1:2009 three years from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/21).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17910 CP - Amendment No. 4 to AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.4: Particular requirements for spin extractors

AS/NZS 60335.2.4:2010 deals with the safety of spin extractors incorporated in washing machines that have separate containers for washing and spin extraction for household and similar purposes that have a capacity not exceeding 10 kg of dry cloth and a drum peripheral speed not exceeding 50 m/s, their rated voltages being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Amendment 4 applies to clause 15, Annex AA and Bibliography. The IEC text in this amendment will take effect 2 years from the date of publication (estimated to be 30/6/20).

Comments close on 02/02/2018

DR 17911 CP - Amendment No. 2 to AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers

AS/NZS 60335.2.24:2010 deals with the safety of refrigerating appliances for household and similar use; ice-makers incorporating a motor-compressor and ice-makers intended to be used in frozen food storage compartments; refrigerating appliances and ice-makers for use in camping, touring caravans and boats for leisure purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances and 24 V d.c for appliances when battery operated. These appliances may be operated from the mains, from a separate battery or operated either from the mains or from a separate battery. This standard also deals with the safety of ice-cream appliances intended for household use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. It also deals with with compression-type appliances for household and similar use, which use flammable refrigerants. Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 2, 3, 5, 7, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 30 and the Australian and New Zealand National Variations. This amendment takes effect two years from the date of publication (expected to be 30/6/20).

Comments close on 02/02/2018


 

2017-11-09
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Telecommunications and radio

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 4117:1999 - Surge protective devices for telecommunication applications

Specifies minimum electrical performance, environmental, marking and disposal requirements for stand-alone surge protection devices having two or more terminals that are used in telecommunication applications. The Standard also provides methods of tests for ascertaining compliance with the electrical requirements.


Electrical

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 3200.2.38:2007 - Approval and test specification - Medical electrical equipment - Particular requirements for safety - Electrically and manually operated medical beds for adult use

Specifies safety requirements for the design and manufacture of electrically operated hospital beds, including requirements for side rails and prevention of entrapment, and variations for Australian/New Zealand use.. Identical with and has been reproduced from IEC 60601-2-38:1996, Amendment 1:1999.


Consumer safety

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

NZS 5820:1982 - Specification for the safety of toys

Sets out general safety requirements, constructional requirements, toxicological requirements, flammability requirements and test methods for the safety of toys for children aged up to 14 years.

AS/NZS 4453.1:1997 - Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws - Test rig for testing resistance to cutting by a chainsaw

Specifies the requirements for a test rig for testing protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws for resistance to cutting by a chainsaw. Identical to and reproduced from EN 381-1:1993.

NZS 5820:1982 C1 - Specification for the safety of toys: Amendment 1

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NZS 5820:1982 A`1 - Specification for the safety of toys: Amendment 1

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AS/NZS 4453.2:1997 - Protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws - Test methods for leg protectors

Specifies the requirements for testing protective legwear for users of hand-held chainsaws for dimensional change, protective coverage and resistance to cutting by a chainsaw. Identical to and reproduced from EN 381-2:1995.


Engineering

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 3752:2006 - Welding and allied processes - Determination of hydrogen content in ferritic steel arc weld metal

Specifies the sampling and analytical procedure for the determination of diffusible and residual hydrogen in ferritic weld metal arising from the welding of ferritic steel using arc welding processes with filler metal.


Lighting

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 3827.1:1998 - Lighting system performance - Accuracies and tolerances - Overview and general recommendations

Identifies the factors that influence variability in lighting performance and gives recommendations on how such variability may be contained within tolerable limits in the specification, calculation and measurement of interior and exterior lighting systems. Provides advice on the comparison of calculated/measured values of lighting parameters with specified or target values, taking into account the uncertainties of calculation/measurement. Sets out typical uncertainties that might be expected for various elements of lighting calculations/measurements, together with total uncertainties for the overall design.

AS/NZS 3827.2:1998 - Lighting system performance - Accuracies and tolerances - Compliance requirements

Sets out requirements applying to verification of compliance of calculated or measured values of lighting parameters, from interior and exterior lighting systems, with specified or target values for these parameters. The requirements are the minimum considered necessary to ensure that calculated or measured values of lighting parameters are of an acceptable accuracy.


Materials

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 1568:1998 - Copper and copper alloys - Forging stock and forgings

Specifies requirements for copper and copper alloy wrought or cast forging stock, and forgings produced from it by the hot-forging process, intended for engineering purposes.

AS/NZS 4844.2(Int):2002 A1 - Wool - Measurement of fibre properties - Measurement of the fibre length after carding waste of scoured or carbonised wool: Amendment 1

To extend the iterim period for a further 24 months

AS/NZS 4844.2(Int):2002 - Wool - Measurement of fibre properties - Measurement of the fibre length after carding waste of scoured or carbonised wool

Sets out a method for determining the level of card waste produced during the LAC length test.

NZS/BS 4848.2:1991 A2 - Specification for hot-rolled structural steel sections - Hollow sections: Amendment 2

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NZS/BS 4848.2:1991 A1 - Specification for hot-rolled structural steel sections - Hollow sections: Amendment 1

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AS/NZS 1301.431rp:2006 - Methods of test for pulp and paper - Taber bending resistance of paper and paperboard

Prescribes the procedure for measuring the bending resistance of paper or paperboard using the Taber stiffness tester. Although this instrument is called a stiffness tester, it cannot be used to measure stiffness because most paper and paperboard materials, when tested according to this method, are bent beyond their elastic limit. Bending resistance is defined as the force required to bend, under specified conditions, a rectangular test piece of the paper or paperboard which is clamped at one end. The method is applicable to paper and paperboard having a bending resistance value in the range 10 to 9000 mN.

NZS 4702:1982 - Metal-arc welding of grade 275 reinforcing bar

Covers the workmanship, materials, equipment and testing required for the joining together of Grade 275 steel reinforcing bars by manual metal-arc welding, semi-automatic or automatic gas-shielded or flux cored metal-arc welding. Three levels of weld acceptance are specified.

AS/NZS 4844.1(Int):2002 A1 - Wool - Measurement of fibre properties - Measurement of the fibre length after carding of scoured or carbonised wool: Amendment 1

To extend the iterim period for a further 24 months

NZS/BS 4848.2:1991 - Specification for hot-rolled structural steel sections - Hollow sections

Gives the requirements for dimensions, tolerances and sectional properties of hot finished structural steel hollow sections.

AS/NZS 4844.1(Int):2002 - Wool - Measurement of fibre properties - Measurement of the fibre length after carding of scoured or carbonised wool

Sets out a method for determining the fibre length after carding and gilling or scoured or carbonised wool, the wool initially being in the form of LAC grab samples.

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2017-11-02
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Telecommunications and radio

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS ETSI EN 302.885:2017 - Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) of Directive 20

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to specify the minimum technical characteristics and methods of measurement required for portable very high frequency (VHF) radiotelephones with integrated hand-held class H DSC operating in certain frequency bands allocated to the maritime mobile service using either 25 kHz channels or 25 kHz and 12.5 kHz channels. This Standard does not cover requirements for the integrated GNSS receiver providing locating function.

Comments close on 01/12/2017


Electrical

New publication

AS/NZS 60076.3:2017 - Power transformers - Part 3: Insulation levels, dielectric tests and external clearances in air

Specifies the insulation requirements and the corresponding insulation tests with reference to specific windings and their terminals. This standard recommends external clearances in air and gives details of the applicable dielectric tests and minimum dielectric test levels. Recommended minimum external clearances in air between live parts and between live parts and earth are given for use when these clearances are not specified by the purchaser. For categories of power transformers and reactors which have their own IEC standards, this standard is applicable only to the extent in which it is specifically called up by cross reference in the other standards. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 60076-3, Ed.3.0:2013.

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 60076.3:2008 - Power transformers - Part 3: Insulation levels, dielectric tests and external clearances in air

Provides designers, suppliers, purchasers and users of oil-immersed power transformers with requirements for insulation levels, dielectric tests and minimum external clearances in air between live parts of bushings and to objects at earth potential. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 60076-3:2000, including Corrigendum 1: 2000.

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS IEC 60990:2017 - Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, IEC 60990:2016 Ed.3.0, Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current and is intended to supersede AS/NZS 60990:2002, Methods of measurement of touch current and protective conductor current. The objective of this Standard is to define measurement methods for d.c. or a.c. current of sinusoidal or non-sinusoidal waveform, which could flow through the human body, and current flowing through a protective conductor. The measuring methods recommended for touch current are based upon the possible effects of current flowing through a human body. In this Standard, measurements of current through networks representing the impedance of the human body are referred to as measurements of touch current. These networks are not necessarily valid for the bodies of animals.

Comments close on 11/12/2017


 

2017-10-23
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Standards New Zealand has made changes to standards you included in your Keep me up-to-date selection.


Electrical

New publication

AS/NZS 60079.29.1:2017 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29.1: Gas detectors - Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases

Specifies general requirements for construction, testing and performance, and describe the test methods that apply to portable, transportable and fixed equipment for the detection and measurement of flammable gas or vapour concentrations with air. The equipment, or parts thereof, is intended for use in explosive atmospheres and in mines susceptible to firedamp. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 60079 29 1:2016.

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 60079.29.1:2008 RUL EA.1 - Rulings to explosive atmospheres Standards - Ruling 1: Drop test fail criterion (Ruling to AS/NZS 60079.29.1:2008)

The Enquiry and Reply in this Ruling are identical with an IEC Interpretation Sheet issued by IEC Committee TC 31, relating to IEC 60079-29-1, Ed.1.0 (2007), which was adopted as AS/NZS 60079.29.1:2008.

AS/NZS 60079.29.1:2008 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29.1: Gas detectors - Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases

Provides general requirements for construction, testing and performance, and describes the test methods that apply to portable, transportable and fixed apparatus for the detection and measurement of flammable gas or vapour concentrations with air. Identical to IEC 60079-29-1, Ed. 1.0 (2007).

2017-10-10
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Amendment No. 3 to NZS 3101 Concrete structures standard

The amendment follows recommendations following the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes.

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New Zealand students benefit from agreement with Standards New Zealand

Library Life magazine has an excellent article on the recent arrangement between Standards New Zealand and a consortium of institutes of technology to aid access to standards for tertiary students (quoted in full).

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Fonterra’s quest for sustainable dairy nutrition

Are you among the one billion people around the world who enjoy the nutritional benefits of dairy from Fonterra and wonder how sustainable dairy production is? An ISOfocus interview with Carolyn Mortland, Director, Social Responsibility, at Fonterra looks at the role of standards.

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Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

Welcome to my October update for Touchstone.

This month we announce the newly amended concrete structures standard, and there is news on innovative thinking from the ISO conference in Berlin and more ...                                                                                  

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2017-10-05
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Materials

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 1301.550:2017 - Paper and board — Determination of CIE whiteness, D65/10 degrees (outdoor daylight)

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to specify the procedure to be used for determining the whiteness of papers and boards. The values obtained correspond to the visual appearance of white papers and boards with or without fluorescent whitening agents when they are viewed under the CIE D65 daylight standard illuminant. This Standard is based on reflectance data obtained over the full visible spectral range (VIS) in contrast to the measurement of ISO brightness which is limited to the blue region of VIS. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 11475:2017, Paper and board — Determination of CIE whiteness, D65/10° (outdoor daylight).

Comments close on 10/11/2017

DR AS/NZS 1301.545:2017 - Paper — Determination of light scattering and absorption coefficients (using Kubelka-Munk theory)

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to specify a method for the calculation of light-scattering and light-absorption coefficients based upon diffuse reflectance measurements made under the conditions specified in AS/NZS 1301.510:2016 using the Kubelka-Munk theory. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 9416:2017, Paper — Determination of light scattering and absorption coefficients (using Kubelka-Munk theory).

Comments close on 06/11/2017

 

2017-09-21
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Electrical

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2002 A1 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids: Amendment 1

 

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2002 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids

Specifies particular safety requirements for approval and test purposes. It is to be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 60335.1. This Standard is technically equivalent to and reproduced from IEC 60335-2-15:2002.

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2002 A4 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids: Amendment 4

Applies to Cover Page, Foreword, Introduction, Clauses 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 15 and 19, Annex ZZ and the Bibliography.

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2002 A3 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids: Amendment 3

Applies to Contents, Foreword, Introduction and Clauses 1, 7, 11, 15, 21, 22, 24 and 25 and Figures and Annex ZZ.

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2002 A2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids: Amendment 2

 

2017-09-14
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Consumer safety

New publication

AS/NZS 1249:2014 A2 - Children’s nightwear and limited daywear having reduced fire hazard: Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 rationalizes and reduces flammability tests and trim requirements. A new cautionary label has been introduced, and other changes have been made to improve and clarify some parts of the Standard that were considered confusing and to provide users with a more workable document.

Superseded/Withdrawn publication

AS/NZS 2512.5.2:1998 - Methods of testing protective helmets - Determination of strength of retention system - Dynamic strength

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AS/NZS 2512.4:1998 - Methods of testing protective helmets - Determination of penetration resistance

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2017-08-24
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Proposed to Withdraw publication

AS/NZS 1050.30:1994 - Methods for the analysis of iron and steel - Determination of boron content - Curcumin spectrophotometric method

Specifies a spectrophotometric method for the determination of boron content between 0.0005 percent and 0.01 percent in steel. This standard is technically identical with and reproduced from ISO 10153:1991.

AS/NZS 1301.431rp:2006 - Methods of test for pulp and paper - Taber bending resistance of paper and paperboard

Prescribes the procedure for measuring the bending resistance of paper or paperboard using the Taber stiffness tester. Although this instrument is called a stiffness tester, it cannot be used to measure stiffness because most paper and paperboard materials, when tested according to this method, are bent beyond their elastic limit. Bending resistance is defined as the force required to bend, under specified conditions, a rectangular test piece of the paper or paperboard which is clamped at one end. The method is applicable to paper and paperboard having a bending resistance value in the range 10 to 9000 mN.


Electrical

Proposed to Withdraw publication

AS/NZS 3200.2.38:2007 - Approval and test specification - Medical electrical equipment - Particular requirements for safety - Electrically and manually operated medical beds for adult use

Specifies safety requirements for the design and manufacture of electrically operated hospital beds, including requirements for side rails and prevention of entrapment, and variations for Australian/New Zealand use.. Identical with and has been reproduced from IEC 60601-2-38:1996, Amendment 1:1999.


Engineering

Proposed to Withdraw publication

AS/NZS 3752:2006 - Welding and allied processes - Determination of hydrogen content in ferritic steel arc weld metal

Specifies the sampling and analytical procedure for the determination of diffusible and residual hydrogen in ferritic weld metal arising from the welding of ferritic steel using arc welding processes with filler metal.

 

2017-08-17
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Electrical

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 60079.29.1 - Explosive atmospheres - Part 29-1: Gas detectors - Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to specify general requirements for construction, testing and performance, and describe the test methods that apply to portable, transportable and fixed equipment for the detection and measurement of flammable gas or vapour concentrations with air. The equipment, or parts thereof, is intended for use in explosive atmospheres and in mines susceptible to firedamp. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, IEC 60079 29 1:2016, Explosive atmospheres, Part 29-1: Gas detectors—Performance requirements of detectors for flammable gases. As this document has been reproduced from an International Standard, the following applies: (a) In the source text ‘this part of IEC 60079-29’ should read ‘this Australian/New Zealand Standard’; (b) A full point substitutes for a coma when referring to a decimal marker.

Comments close on 30/08/2017


Materials

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 4442:2017 - Office desks, office workstations and tables intended to be used as office desks— Mechanical, dimensional and general requirements and test methods

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to provide manufacturers, specifiers, retailers, purchasers and users with test methods and requirements for general safety, strength, durability, stability and dimensions for office desks, office workstations, and tables intended to be used as office desks, for use in an indoor commercial and/or home office environments, to assist in determining the suitability of these items for their intended purpose.

Comments close on 11/10/2017


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2017-07-06
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Standard to target meth-contaminated properties released

The highly anticipated NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine contaminated properties has been released by Standards New Zealand.

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      Closer ties to European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

Standards New Zealand’s application to become a Companion Standards Body (CSB) with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has been approved by the CEN General Assembly, effective as of 1 July.

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      Standard amended to clarify self-containment for caravans

Freedom campers will now be required to have a usable toilet within their motor caravan or caravan to gain certification under Standards New Zealand’s amended self-contained standard NZS 5465:2001.

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                        New | in brief

Update from the Manager, Standards New Zealand

Welcome to my July update for Touchstone.

This month the testing and decontamination of methamphetamine standard is released and there is news on our international ties.

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2017-07-06
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Lighting

New publication

AS/NZS 1680.2.4:2017 - Interior and workplace lighting - Part 2.4: Industrial tasks and processes

Sets out recommendations aimed at the provision of a visual environment conducive to the safe and efficient performance of tasks associated with industrial activities and processes.

AS/NZS 1680.3:2017 - Interior and workplace lighting - Part 3: Measurement, calculation and presentation of photometric data

Specifies for the Australian and New Zealand lighting industries, laboratory conditions, procedures, and instrumentation for making photometric measurements on luminaires for interior and workplace lighting, together with requirements for the derivation of certain photometric data needed for interior lighting calculations.

AS/NZS 1680.4:2017 - Interior and workplace lighting - Part 4: Maintenance of electric lighting systems

Sets out recommendations aimed at the provision of a visual environment conducive to the safe and efficient performance of tasks associated with industrial activities and processes.

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 1680.2.5:2017 - Interior and workplace lighting Part 2.5: Hospital and medical tasks

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to set out recommendations aimed at the provision of a visual environment conducive to the safe and efficient performance of tasks associated with hospitals and medical premises. It is intended to be read in conjunction with the general recommendations of AS/NZS 1680.1 and with other specific recommendations in the AS/NZS 1680.2 series which may apply depending on the function of the interior space or the specific visual tasks involved.

Comments close on 04/09/2017


Materials

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 3733:2017 - Textile floor coverings—Cleaning maintenance of residential and commercial carpeting

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action This Standard recognizes the importance of textile floor covering maintenance as a contributing factor to indoor air quality as well as maximizing both appearance retention and the performance or wear life of a textile floor covering. There are five basic systems of textile floor covering cleaning recognized in this Standard based on the mechanical action involved in the cleaning process. This Standard recognizes— (a) the advancements in detergent technology and that all methods can have a positive effect on the appearance and longevity of the textile floor covering, and health of building occupants, if carried out by competent operators using the methods described in this Standard; and (b) the need for safe work practices and hygiene control with the inclusion of methods of control to help prevent cross contamination in vulnerable person’s facilities.

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Electrical

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AS/NZS 4417.2:2012A4 - Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment - Part 2: Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications: Amendment 4:2017

Amendment 4 updates the Preface, 1.1, 3.5, 3.6, B.1, B2, B3 and Table B4. For Australia, the amendment to B.2 and B.4 takes effect 01 June 2018. All other aspects of this amendment are applicable from the date of publication. For New Zealand this amendment is applicable from the date of publication.

AS/NZS 60335.1:2011 A4 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements: Amendment 4:2017

Amendment 4 applies to the Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 19, 22, 24, 25, Figures and Annexes. The IEC text in the amendment takes effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.1:2011 A4 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 1: General requirements: Amendment 4:2017

Amendment 4 applies to the Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 19, 22, 24, 25, Figures and Annexes. The IEC text in the amendment takes effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.113:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.113: Particular requirements for cosmetic and beauty care appliances incorporating lasers and intense light sources

Deals with the safety of cosmetic and beauty care appliances incorporating lasers or intense light sources for household and similar purposes, where their operation relies on contact with the skin, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. This standard covers appliances with a light emitting surface less than 25 cm2. Appliances with a light emitting surface equal to or greater than 25 cm2 are within the scope of IEC 60335-2-27. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-113, Ed 1:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.113:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.113: Particular requirements for cosmetic and beauty care appliances incorporating lasers and intense light sources

Deals with the safety of cosmetic and beauty care appliances incorporating lasers or intense light sources for household and similar purposes, where their operation relies on contact with the skin, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. This standard covers appliances with a light emitting surface less than 25 cm2. Appliances with a light emitting surface equal to or greater than 25 cm2 are within the scope of IEC 60335-2-27. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-113, Ed 1:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.13: Particular requirements for deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances

Deals with the safety of electric deep fat fryers having a recommended maximum quantity of oil not exceeding 5 litres, frying pans, woks, and other appliances in which oil is used for cooking, and intended for household use and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2010 on 30 June 2019. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-13 Ed.6 including Amendment 1 (2016).

AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.13: Particular requirements for deep fat fryers, frying pans and similar appliances

Deals with the safety of electric deep fat fryers having a recommended maximum quantity of oil not exceeding 5 litres, frying pans, woks, and other appliances in which oil is used for cooking, and intended for household use and similar use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.13:2010 on 30 June 2019. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-13 Ed.6 including Amendment 1 (2016).

AS/NZS 60335.2.14:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines

Deals with the safety of electric kitchen machines for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.14:2013 on 30 June 2020. Adopted with national modifications from, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-14, Ed 6:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.14:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines

Deals with the safety of electric kitchen machines for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.14:2013 on 30 June 2020. Adopted with national modifications from, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-14, Ed 6:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2013 (Excludes IEC text) A2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids: Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 1, 3, 7, 10, 11, 15, 19 and 22 and National Variations.  The IEC text and National Variations take effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.15:2013 (Includes IEC text) A2 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids: Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 1, 3, 7, 10, 11, 15, 19 and 22 and National Variations.  The IEC text and National Variations take effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.23:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care

Deals with the safety of electric appliances for the care of skin or hair of persons or animals and intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.23:2012 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-23, Ed 6:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.23:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.23: Particular requirements for appliances for skin or hair care

Deals with the safety of electric appliances for the care of skin or hair of persons or animals and intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. It will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.23:2012 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-23, Ed 6:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.27:2016 A1 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to optical radiation - Amendment 1:2017

Correction amendment to update Table 101.

AS/NZS 60335.2.27:2016 A1 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.27: Particular requirements for appliances for skin exposure to optical radiation - Amendment 1:2017

Correction amendment to update Table 101.

AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.29: Particular requirements for battery chargers

Deals with the safety of electric battery chargers for household and similar use having an output not exceeding 120 V ripple-free direct current, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Battery chargers intended for charging batteries in a household end use application outside the scope of the IEC 60335 series of standards are within the scope of this standard. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2004 on 30 June 2020. Adopted with national modifications from, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-29, Ed 5:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.29: Particular requirements for battery chargers

Deals with the safety of electric battery chargers for household and similar use having an output not exceeding 120 V ripple-free direct current, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Battery chargers intended for charging batteries in a household end use application outside the scope of the IEC 60335 series of standards are within the scope of this standard. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.29:2004 on 30 June 2020. Adopted with national modifications from, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-29, Ed 5:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2013 A2 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.31: Particular requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors - Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 updates Clauses 2, 7, 11 and 22. The IEC text in this amendment takes effect on 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.31:2013 A2 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.31: Particular requirements for range hoods and other cooking fume extractors - Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 updates Clauses 2, 7, 11 and 22. The IEC text in this amendment takes effect on 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.67:2013 A2 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-67: Particular requirements for floor treatment machines for commercial use - Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 1, 7, 15, 22, 25, 30 and Annexes.  The IEC text in this amendment takes effect on 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.67:2013 A2 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-67: Particular requirements for floor treatment machines for commercial use - Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 1, 7, 15, 22, 25, 30 and Annexes.  The IEC text in this amendment takes effect on 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.68:2013 A1 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.68: Particular requirements for spray extraction machines, for commercial use - Amendment 1:2017

Amendment 1 applies to Clauses 1, 7, 15, 20, 21, 25 and Annexes. The IEC text in this amendment takes effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.68:2013 A1 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.68: Particular requirements for spray extraction machines, for commercial use - Amendment 1:2017

Amendment 1 applies to Clauses 1, 7, 15, 20, 21, 25 and Annexes. The IEC text in this amendment takes effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.69:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.69: Particular requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for commercial use

Deals with the safety of electrical motor-operated vacuum cleaners, including back-pack vacuum cleaners, and dust extractors, for wet suction, dry suction, or wet and dry suction, intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use with or without attachments. They may be provided with a blowing or inflating function. It also deals with the safety of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners, excluding the installation of the system. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.69:2012 on 30 June 2020. Adopted with national modifications from, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-69, Ed 5:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.69:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.69: Particular requirements for wet and dry vacuum cleaners, including power brush, for commercial use

Deals with the safety of electrical motor-operated vacuum cleaners, including back-pack vacuum cleaners, and dust extractors, for wet suction, dry suction, or wet and dry suction, intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use with or without attachments. They may be provided with a blowing or inflating function. It also deals with the safety of centrally-sited vacuum cleaners, excluding the installation of the system. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.69:2012 on 30 June 2020. Adopted with national modifications from, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-69, Ed 5:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.72:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.72: Particular requirements for floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial use

Deals with the safety of powered ride-on and powered walk-behind machines intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use for the following applications:  sweeping, scrubbing, wet or dry pick-up, polishing, application of wax, sealing products and powder based detergents and shampooing of floors with an artificial surface. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.72:2013 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-72, Ed 4:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.72:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.72: Particular requirements for floor treatment machines with or without traction drive, for commercial use

Deals with the safety of powered ride-on and powered walk-behind machines intended for commercial indoor or outdoor use for the following applications:  sweeping, scrubbing, wet or dry pick-up, polishing, application of wax, sealing products and powder based detergents and shampooing of floors with an artificial surface. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.72:2013 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-72, Ed 4:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.79:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.79: Particular requirements for high pressure cleaners and steam cleaners

Deals with the safety of high-pressure cleaners without traction drive, intended for household and commercial indoor or outdoor use, having a rated pressure not less than 2,5 MPa and not exceeding 35 MPa. It also applies to steam cleaners and those parts of hot water high pressure cleaners incorporating a steam stage which have a capacity not exceeding 100 l, a rated pressure not exceeding 2,5 MPa and a capacity and rated pressure not exceeding 5 MPa·l. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.79:2012 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-79, Ed 4:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.79:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.79: Particular requirements for high pressure cleaners and steam cleaners

Deals with the safety of high-pressure cleaners without traction drive, intended for household and commercial indoor or outdoor use, having a rated pressure not less than 2,5 MPa and not exceeding 35 MPa. It also applies to steam cleaners and those parts of hot water high pressure cleaners incorporating a steam stage which have a capacity not exceeding 100 l, a rated pressure not exceeding 2,5 MPa and a capacity and rated pressure not exceeding 5 MPa·l. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.79:2012 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-79, Ed 4:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2012 A2 (Excludes IEC text( - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.7: Particular requirements for washing machines - Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 2, 7, 20, 22 and Annex BB.  The IEC text in this amendment takes effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.7:2012 A2 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.7: Particular requirements for washing machines - Amendment 2:2017

Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 2, 7, 20, 22 and Annex BB.  The IEC text in this amendment takes effect from 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.97:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.97: Particular requirements for drives for shutters, awnings, blinds and similar equipment

Deals with the safety of electric drives for shutters, blinds and awnings, intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase drives and 480 V for other drives. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.97:2007 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 60335-2-97, Ed 3:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.97:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.97: Particular requirements for drives for shutters, awnings, blinds and similar equipment

Deals with the safety of electric drives for shutters, blinds and awnings, intended for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase drives and 480 V for other drives. The 2017 edition will supersede AS/NZS 60335.2.97:2007 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 60335-2-97, Ed 3:2016.

AS/NZS 60335.2.9:2014 A3 (Excludes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances: Amendment 3:2017

Amendment 3 applies to Clauses 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 19 and 21 and National Variations. The IEC text and National Variations in this amendment take effect on 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 60335.2.9:2014 A3 (Includes IEC text) - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2.9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances: Amendment 3:2017

Amendment 3 applies to Clauses 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 19 and 21 and National Variations. The IEC text and National Variations in this amendment take effect on 30 June 2019.

AS/NZS 62841.2.8:2017 (Excludes IEC text) - Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2.8: Particular requirements for hand-held shears and nibblers

Applies to hand-held shears and nibblers the rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This edition will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.8:2009 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, but does not include the text of, IEC 62841-2-8, Ed 1:2016.

AS/NZS 62841.2.8:2017 (Includes IEC text) - Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2.8: Particular requirements for hand-held shears and nibblers

Applies to hand-held shears and nibblers the rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the scope of this standard and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. This edition will supersede AS/NZS 60745.2.8:2009 on 30 June 2020. Identical to, and includes the text of, IEC 62841-2-8, Ed 1:2016.


Materials

New publication

AS/NZS 1301.429:2017 - Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 429: Flat crush resistance of corrugated board

Provides a measure of the crushing resistance of the arch structure of corrugated board when subjected to loads applied perpendicular to the surface of the board and under conditions that minimize lateral motion of the facings. This test may be used on single-wall or single-face corrugated board, but is not suitable for and cannot be adapted to measuring the crushing resistance of double-wall corrugated board, which usually fails by lateral motion of the centre liner. Adopted with national modifications from ISO 3035:2011.


Consumer safety

New publication

NZS 8510:2017 - Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties

Addresses all potential sources of methamphetamine contamination in affected properties, and aims to ensure consistency, reliability, and competency in screening, sampling, testing and, where necessary, decontaminating properties and disposing of contaminated materials. The standard includes maximum acceptable methamphetamine levels to reduce risks of harm, contamination-level assessment processes, decontamination procedures, and post-decontamination verification that affected properties have been decontaminated and are safe to occupy. The standard is intended to assist a wide range of stakeholders, including property owners, managers and tenants, and local authorities (councils). It has been prepared with input from property interests, the insurance sector, local authorities, public health authorities, and those involved in screening, sampling, testing, and decontaminating methamphetamine-contaminated properties.

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DR AS/NZS ISO 8598.1:2017 CP - Optics and optical instruments—Focimeters Part 1: General purpose instruments

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to specify requirements and test methods for general purpose focimeters designed for the measurement of vertex powers, cylinder axis, prismatic power and prism base setting within a restricted area at a specified location of a lens. This excludes instruments that can only measure the whole lens at once. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 8598-1:2014, Optics and optical instruments — Focimeters — Part 1: General purpose instruments.

Comments close on 26/06/2017

DR AS/NZS ISO 8980.4:2017 CP - Ophthalmic optics—Uncut finished spectacle lenses Part 4: Specifications and test methods for antireflective coatings

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to specify optical and non-optical requirements and test methods for anti-reflective coatings on spectacle lenses. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 8980 4:2006, Ophthalmic optics— Uncut finished spectacle lenses—Part 4: Specifications and test methods for anti-reflective coatings.

Comments close on 26/06/2017

DR AS/NZS ISO 9342.1:2017 CP - Optics and optical instruments—Test lenses for calibration of focimeters Part 1: Test lenses for focimeters used for measuring spectacle lenses

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action The objective of this Standard is to specify requirements for test lenses for the calibration of focimeters that are used for the measurement of spectacle form lenses. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from, ISO 9342-1:2005, Optics and optical instruments — Test lenses for calibration of focimeters — Part 1: Test lenses for focimeters used for measuring spectacle lenses.

Comments close on 26/06/2017


Electrical

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DR 17901 CP - AS/NZS 3100:2017 Approval and test specification – General requirements for electrical Equipment Amendment 1

AS/NZS 3100:2017 specifies the general safety requirements for, or with respect to, equipment (including fittings, accessories, appliances, and apparatus) of classes and types that are used in, or intended for use in, or in connection with, electrical installations in buildings, structures, and premises. It is not applicable to an appliance within the scope of AS/NZS 60335.1 Amendment 1 applies to Contents, Preface, Section 1, Section 3 and Section 8 and takes effect two years from the date of publication

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17902 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.2:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.2 Particular requirements for vacuum cleaners and water-suction cleaning appliances Amendment 4 (Correction)

Amendment 1 to IEC 60335-1 published in December 2013 changed the title of Annex B from ‘Appliances powered by rechargeable batteries’ to ‘Appliances powered by rechargeable batteries that recharged in the appliance’ and introduced a new annex ‘Battery-operated appliances powered by batteries that are non-rechargeable or not recharged in the appliance’. Amendment 1 to IEC 60335-2-2 is now out of step with IEC 60335-1 Ed 5.1. It is stated in the foreword of IEC 60335-2-2 Ed 6 and Ed 6.1: ‘This part is to be used in conjunction with the latest edition of IEC 60335-1 and its amendments.’ This situation has caused uncertainty on how to test robotic vacuum cleaners supplied with a rechargeable battery that is not recharged in the appliance. Amendment 4 applies to Foreword and interpretation sheet for Annex S in the IEC text and will take effect from the date of application.

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17903 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2015 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.30: Particular requirements for room heaters Amendment 2

AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2015 deals with the safety of electric room heaters for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Amendment 2 applies to Contents, Foreword, Clauses 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 29, 30, Figures, Bibliography and National Variations. The IEC text and National variations will take effect 2 years from the date of publication.

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17904 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2016 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.34: Particular requirements for motor-compressors Amendment 1

AS/NZS 60335.2.34:2016 deals with the safety of sealed (hermetic and semi-hermetic type) motor-compressors, and their protection and control systems, if any, which are intended for use in equipment for household and similar purposes and which conform with the standards applicable to such equipment. It applies to motor-compressors tested separately, under the most severe conditions that may be expected to occur in normal use, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase motor-compressors and 480 V for other motor-compressors. Amendment 1 applies to Clauses 1, 6, 13, 16, 19, 22, 29, Annex AA and Bibliography. The IEC Text in this amendment will take effect two years from the date of publication.

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17905 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.35:2013 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.35: Particular requirements for instantaneous water heaters Amendment 1

AS/NZS 60335.2.35:2013 deals with the safety of electric instantaneous water heaters for household and similar purposes and intended for heating water below boiling temperature, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Amendment 1 applies to Clauses 5, 7, 13, 16, 22. The IEC Text in this amendment will take effect two years from the date of publication.

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17906 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.53:2011 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.53: Particular requirements for sauna heating appliances and infrared cabins Amendment 1

AS/NZS 60335.2.53:2011 deals with the safety of electric sauna heating appliances and infrared-emitting units having a rated power input not exceeding 20 kW, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. Amendment 1 applies to Introduction and Clauses 3, 22, 24. The IEC Text in this amendment will take effect two years from the date of publication.

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17907 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.105:2017

AS/NZS 60335.2.105:2017 deals with the safety of electric multifunctional shower cabinets and electric separate multifunctional shower units for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances. AS/NZS 60335.2.105:2017 will supersede the 2006 edition 3 years from the date of publication.

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17908 CP - AS/NZS 60335.2.109:2011 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2.109: Particular requirements for UV radiation water treatment appliances Amendment 2

AS/NZS 60335.2.109:2011 deals with the safety of UV radiation water treatment appliances for household and similar purposes, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V. Amendment 2 applies to Clauses 15, 22, 23, 32 and Annexes. The IEC Text in this amendment will take effect 2 years from the date of publication.

Comments close on 14/07/2017

DR 17909 - AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 Regulatory compliance mark for electrical and electronic equipment – Part 2: Specific requirements for particular regulatory applications Amendment 5

AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 Amendment 5 updates the Preface, Annex B.2 Combined Australian and New Zealand Equipment Regulatory Definitions and Table B.4 Australian and New Zealand Equipment Risk Classifications. In New Zealand a level 3 item of equipment is also classified as a level 2 item of equipment to comply with New Zealand Electricity (Safety) Regulations for the issuance of a Supplier Declaration of Conformity. As this is the fifth amendment to AS/NZS 4417.2:2012 it will be published as a revised edition.

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Materials

New publication

AS/NZS 1301.012:2017 - Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 012: Organic solvent extractives in wood, pulp and paper

Specifies the Soxhlet and Soxtec procedures for determining organic solvent extractives in wood, pulp and paper.  It is recognized that the two procedures can yield different results.


Telecommunications and radio

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 62368.1:2017 - Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment Part 1: Safety requirements (IEC 62368-1:2014 (ED. 2.0), MOD)

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action It is intended that this Standard will run in parallel with AS/NZS 60065:2017, Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus—Safety requirements, (IEC 60065:2014 (ED.8.0) and AS/NZS 60950.1:2015, Information technology equipment—Safety, Part 1: General requirements (IEC 60950-1, Ed. 2.2 (2013), MOD), for at least three years from the date of publication, until AS/NZS 60065 and AS/NZS 60950.1 are eventually withdrawn. The objective of this Standard is to establish minimum safety requirements for the design, construction and operation of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office equipment. It sets out requirements intended to ensure the safety of the operator and other people who may come into contact with the equipment (i.e. ‘ordinary persons’) and, where specifically stated, maintenance and service personnel (i.e. ‘instructed persons’ and ‘skilled persons’).

Comments close on 14/07/2017


Lighting

Draft for public comment

DR SA/SNZ TS 1158.6:2015 A1:2017 CP - Amendment 1 to SA/SNZ TS 1158.6:2015 Lighting for roads and public spaces Part 6: Luminaires

Please note that when submitting comments on draft Joint standards, these must be submitted to Standards Australia. To do this, please use the following link— https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/listOpenCommentingPublication.action Amendment 1 to SA/SNZ TS 1158.6:2015 Lighting for roads and public spaces Part 6: Luminaires

Comments close on 27/06/2017

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2017-05-04
Location: New Zealand
Description:

AS/NZS 1301.407:2017 - Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 407: Ring crush test

Provides a measure of the resistance to crushing due to in-plane compressive forces that can occur during shipment or storage of fibreboard shipping containers. Adopted with national modifications from ISO 12192:2011.

AS/NZS 1301.515:2017 - Methods of test for pulp and paper - Method 515: Measurement of diffuse radiance factor (diffuse reflectance factor) - Indoor daylight conditions (ISO brightness)

Specifies a method for measuring the diffuse blue reflectance factor (ISO brightness) of pulps, papers and boards. Identical with and reproduced from ISO 2470-1:2016.

2017-04-13
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Standards New Zealand has made changes to standards you included in your Keep me up-to-date selection.

Consumer safety

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 8124.7:2017 - Safety of toys Part 7: Requirements and test methods for finger paints (ISO 8124-7:2015, MOD)

The objective of this Standard is to provide requirements which are intended to reduce the risks to children when finger paints are used as intended or in a foreseeable way, bearing in mind the behaviour of children.

Comments close on 13/06/2017

Electrical

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS 3112:2017 CP - Approval and test specification—Plugs and socket outlets

The objective of this standard is to provide the Australian and New Zealand electrical industry, including manufacturers, test laboratories and regulators, with requirements and test methods for plugs and socket-outlets. Regulatory Authorities have accepted a transition period of 18 months for the requirements of particular clauses. In Clause 3.1.2, new requirements have been added. In Paragraphs J2.3, J4.3.1 and J4.8.2 through to J4.8.4.1 of Appendix J, new and pre-existing requirements are included. During the transition period, the pre-existing requirements may be applied in lieu of the new requirements. All other parts of this Standard take effect from the date of publication. The ‘new requirement’ date of application (DOA) and the ‘preexisting’ date of withdrawal (DOW), where relevant, are indicated by the marginal bar against the part affected. This standard is one of a series of approval and test specifications to be read in conjunction with AS/NZS 3100, Approval and test specification—General requirements for electrical equipment. The purpose of this series is to outline conditions which need to be met to secure approval for the sale and use of electrical equipment. Only safety matters and related conditions are covered.

Comments close on 19/05/2017

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2017-03-29
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Next steps on development of NZS 8510 testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties

Thank you to everyone who sent us comments on the draft standard for the testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties (DZ 8510).

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      Guide to painting of buildings

A new standard provides a guide to products and procedures for the painting of buildings for general domestic, commercial, and industrial use.

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Tinker Tailor – clothing size standards get a makeover

Ever wondered how clothing sizes are calculated and why they vary? A standard for measuring the body in order to calculate clothing size and shape profiles has just been updated to ensure that everything fits just right.

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2017-03-16
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Electrical

New publication

AS/NZS 60079.10.1:2009 RUL1 - Ruling 1 to Explosive atmospheres - Part 10.1: Classification of areas - Explosive gas atmospheres

Provides rulings on enquiries relating to diesel fuels.

AS/NZS 62560:2017 - Self-ballasted LED-lamps for general lighting services by voltage greater than 50 V - Safety specifications

Specifies electrical safety requirements for self-ballasted LED-lamps, intended for general lighting services, with a rated voltage of greater than 50 V. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 62560, Ed. 1.1:2015.

Draft for public comment

DR AS/NZS IEC 60332.3.10:2017 CP - Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions Part 3.10: Test for vertical flame spread of verticallymounted bunched wires or cables—Apparatus

The objective of this Standard is to specify method of test for the assessment of vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables, electrical or optical, under defined conditions. This Standard specifies the apparatus and its arrangement and calibration. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 60332-3-10:2000+AMD1:2008 CSV (ED. 1.1), Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions, Part 3-10: Test for vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables—Apparatus.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 60332.3.21:2017 CP - Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions Part 3.21: Test for vertical flame spread of verticallymounted bunched wires or cables—Category A F/R

The objective of this Standard is to specify method of test for the assessment of vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables, electrical or optical, under defined conditions. This Standard specifies Category A F/R and relates only to power cables of conductor cross-sectional area greater than 35 mm2 installed on the test ladder in a spaced configuration on the front and rear to achieve a nominal total volume of non-metallic material of 7 l/m of test sample. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 60332-3-21:2000 (ED. 1.0), Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions, Part 3-21: Test for vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables—Category A F/R.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 60332.3.22:2017 CP - Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions Part 3.22: Test for vertical flame spread of verticallymounted bunched wires or cables—Category A

The objective of this Standard is to specify methods of test for the assessment of vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables, electrical or optical, under defined conditions. This Standard specifies Category A and relates to cables installed on the test ladder to achieve a nominal total volume of non-metallic material of 7 l/m of test sample. This category is intended for general use where high volumes of non-metallic material are required to be evaluated. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 60332-3-22:2000+AMD1:2008 CSV (ED. 1.1), Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions, Part 3-22: Test for vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables—Category A.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 60332.3.23:2017 CP - Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions Part 3.23: Test for vertical flame spread of verticallymounted bunched wires or cables—Category B

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Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 60332.3.24:2017 CP - Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions Part 3.24: Test for vertical flame spread of verticallymounted bunched wires or cables—Category C

The objective of this Standard is to specify method of test for the assessment of vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables, electrical or optical, under defined conditions. This Standard specifies Category C and relates to cables installed on the test ladder to achieve a nominal total volume of non-metallic material of 1,5 l/m of test sample. This category is intended for general use where low volumes of non-metallic material are required to be evaluated. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 60332-3-24:2000+AMD1:2008 CSV (ED. 1.1), Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions, Part 3-24: Test for vertical flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables—Category C.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 60332.3.25:2017 CP - Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions Part 3.25: Test for vertical flame spread of verticallymounted bunched wires or cables—Category D

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Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 60754.1:2017 CP - Test on gases evolved during combustion of materials from cables Part 1: Determination of the halogen acid gas content

The objective of this Standard is to specify the apparatus and procedure for the determination of the amount of halogen acid gas, other than hydrofluoric acid, evolved during the combustion of compounds based on halogenated polymers and compounds containing halogenated additives taken from electric or optical fibre cable constructions. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 60754-1:2011 (ED. 3.0), Test on gases evolved during combustion of materials from cables, Part 1: Determination of the halogen acid gas content.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 60754.2:2017 CP - Test on gases evolved during combustion of materials from cables Part 2: Determination of acidity (by pH measurement) and conductivity

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee, EL-003 Electric Wires and Cables, to supersede in part, AS/NZS 1660.5.3:1998, Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors, Method 5.3: Fire tests—Determination of the amount of halogen acid gas evolved during the combustion of polymeric materials taken from cables. The objective of this Standard is to specify the apparatus and procedure for the determination of the potential corrosivity of gases evolved during the combustion of materials taken from electric or optical fibre cable constructions by measuring the acidity (pH) and conductivity of an aqueous solution resulting from the gases evolved during the combustion. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 60754-2:2011 (ED. 2.0), Test on gases evolved during combustion of materials from cables, Part 2: Determination of acidity (by pH measurement) and conductivity.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 61034.1:2017 CP - Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions Part 1: Test apparatus

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EL-003 Electric Wires and Cables, to supersede in part, AS/NZS 1660.5.2:2006, Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors, Method 5.2: Fire tests—Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions. The objective of this Standard is to provide details of the test apparatus to be used for measuring smoke emission when electric or optical fibre cables are burnt under defined conditions, for example, a few cables burnt horizontally This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 61034-1:2005+AMD1:2013 CSV (ED. 3.1), Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions, Part 1: Test apparatus.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

DR AS/NZS IEC 61034.2:2017 CP - Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions Part 2: Test procedure and requirements

This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee EL-003 Electric Wires and Cables, to supersede in part, AS/NZS 1660.5.2:2006, Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors, Method 5.2: Fire tests—Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions. The objective of this Standard is to provide details of the test procedure to be employed for the measurement of the density of smoke emitted from cables burning under defined conditions. This Standard describes the means of preparing and assembling cables for test, the method of burning the cables, and gives recommended requirements for evaluating test results. This Standard is identical with, and has been reproduced from IEC 61034-2:2005+AMD1:2013 CSV (ED. 3.1), Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions, Part 2: Test procedure and requirements.

Comments close on 26/04/2017

2017-02-23
Location: New Zealand
Description:

Electrical New publication

AS/NZS 4871.3:2010 A1 - Electrical equipment for mines and quarries - Part 3: Substations: Amendment 1

Amendment 1 applies to Clauses 2.5.2 and 2.5.6.

Application: Commerical Electrical and Electronic Equipment
AS/NZS 61000.6.1:2006 (Reconfirmed 2016) - Start year: : 2006 (Reconfirmed 2016)
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light industrial environments

Notes:

Provides designers, manufacturers, and testers of equipment incorporating electrical or electronic operation with methods of test for ascertaining immunity to electromagnetic disturbances. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-6-1:2005.

Start Year / Status
Application: Equipment, Electronic
AS/NZS 61000-3-2:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3.2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per phase)

Provides manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits for voltage disturbances and harmonics produced by that equipment and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 61000-3-2, Ed. 3.2 2009.

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system.

It specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which may be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions.

Harmonic components are measured according to Annexes A and B.

This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, and intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems.

Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this standard.

Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this standard and may be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-4 or IEC 61000-3-12.

The tests according to this standard are type tests. Test conditions for particular equipment are given in Annex C.

For systems with nominal voltages less than 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE The words apparatus, appliance, device and equipment are used throughout this standard. They have the same meaning for the purpose of this standard.

Start Year / Status
AS/NZS 61000.6.1:2006 (Reconfirmed 2016) - Start year: : 2006 (Reconfirmed 2016)
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light industrial environments

Notes:

Provides designers, manufacturers, and testers of equipment incorporating electrical or electronic operation with methods of test for ascertaining immunity to electromagnetic disturbances. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-6-1:2005.

Start Year / Status
Application: Equipment. Electrical
AS/NZS 61000-3-2:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3.2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per phase)

Provides manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits for voltage disturbances and harmonics produced by that equipment and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 61000-3-2, Ed. 3.2 2009.

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system.

It specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which may be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions.

Harmonic components are measured according to Annexes A and B.

This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, and intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems.

Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this standard.

Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this standard and may be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-4 or IEC 61000-3-12.

The tests according to this standard are type tests. Test conditions for particular equipment are given in Annex C.

For systems with nominal voltages less than 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE The words apparatus, appliance, device and equipment are used throughout this standard. They have the same meaning for the purpose of this standard.

Start Year / Status
AS/NZS 61000.6.1:2006 (Reconfirmed 2016) - Start year: : 2006 (Reconfirmed 2016)
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light industrial environments

Notes:

Provides designers, manufacturers, and testers of equipment incorporating electrical or electronic operation with methods of test for ascertaining immunity to electromagnetic disturbances. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-6-1:2005.

Start Year / Status
Application: Harmonic Current Injection Limitation
AS/NZS 61000-3-2:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3.2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per phase)

Provides manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits for voltage disturbances and harmonics produced by that equipment and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 61000-3-2, Ed. 3.2 2009.

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system.

It specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which may be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions.

Harmonic components are measured according to Annexes A and B.

This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, and intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems.

Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this standard.

Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this standard and may be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-4 or IEC 61000-3-12.

The tests according to this standard are type tests. Test conditions for particular equipment are given in Annex C.

For systems with nominal voltages less than 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE The words apparatus, appliance, device and equipment are used throughout this standard. They have the same meaning for the purpose of this standard.

Start Year / Status
AS/NZS 61000-3-4:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Limits - Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A

To provide manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-3-4, Ed.1.0(1998).

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Industrial
AS/NZS 61000.6.1:2006 (Reconfirmed 2016) - Start year: : 2006 (Reconfirmed 2016)
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light industrial environments

Notes:

Provides designers, manufacturers, and testers of equipment incorporating electrical or electronic operation with methods of test for ascertaining immunity to electromagnetic disturbances. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-6-1:2005.

Start Year / Status
Application: Input Current &gt; 16A per phase
AS/NZS 61000-3-2:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3.2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per phase)

Provides manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits for voltage disturbances and harmonics produced by that equipment and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 61000-3-2, Ed. 3.2 2009.

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system.

It specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which may be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions.

Harmonic components are measured according to Annexes A and B.

This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, and intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems.

Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this standard.

Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this standard and may be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-4 or IEC 61000-3-12.

The tests according to this standard are type tests. Test conditions for particular equipment are given in Annex C.

For systems with nominal voltages less than 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE The words apparatus, appliance, device and equipment are used throughout this standard. They have the same meaning for the purpose of this standard.

Start Year / Status
Application: Input Current &gt; 75
AS/NZS 61000-3-4:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Limits - Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A

To provide manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-3-4, Ed.1.0(1998).

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Medical and Dental Equipment
AS/NZ 3200.1.0 - Start year: : 1998
Description:

SUPERSEDED Standard.  This document has been replaced by  AS/NZS IEC 60601.1:2015

Specifies general requirements for safety of electromedical equipment. It is a base specification in the AS/NZS 3200 series; it becomes a complete specification for an individual item of electromedical equipment when combined with a particular specification in the AS/NZS 3200 series. It specifies the degrees of isolation of applied parts from both live parts and earth, sufficient to ensure the safety of the patient from electric shock made under conditions likely to be experienced in services. This revision provides a consolidated version of AS 3200.1.0-1990 (NZS 6150:1990) incorporating its Amendments 1, 2 and 3. Users of AS 3200.1.0-1990 and its Amendments 1, 2 and 3 are informed that changes in this consolidated edition are limited to the designation, title and presentation. This Standard is based on and has been reproduced from IEC 60601-1:1998 and its first and second amendments together with a ZZ appendix added for requirements specific to Australia and New Zealand.

Notes:
Start Year / Status
AS/NZS IEC 60601.1:2015 - Start year: : 2015
Description:

Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance

Notes:

Contains requirements concerning basic safety and essential performance that are generally applicable to medical electrical equipment. For certain types of medical electrical equipment, these requirements are either supplemented or modified by the special requirements of a collateral or particular standard. Where particular standards exist, this standard should not be used alone. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 60601-1 Ed.3.1 (2012).

Start Year / Status
Application: PFC
AS/NZS 61000-3-2:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3.2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per phase)

Provides manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits for voltage disturbances and harmonics produced by that equipment and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 61000-3-2, Ed. 3.2 2009.

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system.

It specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which may be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions.

Harmonic components are measured according to Annexes A and B.

This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, and intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems.

Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this standard.

Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this standard and may be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-4 or IEC 61000-3-12.

The tests according to this standard are type tests. Test conditions for particular equipment are given in Annex C.

For systems with nominal voltages less than 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE The words apparatus, appliance, device and equipment are used throughout this standard. They have the same meaning for the purpose of this standard.

Start Year / Status
AS/NZS 61000-3-4:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Limits - Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A

To provide manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-3-4, Ed.1.0(1998).

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Power Factor Correction
AS/NZS 61000-3-2:2013 - Start year: : 2013
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3.2: Limits - Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16 A per phase)

Provides manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits for voltage disturbances and harmonics produced by that equipment and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Adopted with national modifications from IEC 61000-3-2, Ed. 3.2 2009.

Notes:

This part of IEC 61000 deals with the limitation of harmonic currents injected into the public supply system.

It specifies limits of harmonic components of the input current which may be produced by equipment tested under specified conditions.

Harmonic components are measured according to Annexes A and B.

This part of IEC 61000 is applicable to electrical and electronic equipment having an input current up to and including 16 A per phase, and intended to be connected to public low-voltage distribution systems.

Arc welding equipment which is not professional equipment, with input current up to and including 16 A per phase, is included in this standard.

Arc welding equipment intended for professional use, as specified in IEC 60974-1, is excluded from this standard and may be subject to installation restrictions as indicated in IEC 61000-3-4 or IEC 61000-3-12.

The tests according to this standard are type tests. Test conditions for particular equipment are given in Annex C.

For systems with nominal voltages less than 220 V (line-to-neutral), the limits have not yet been considered.

NOTE The words apparatus, appliance, device and equipment are used throughout this standard. They have the same meaning for the purpose of this standard.

Start Year / Status
AS/NZS 61000-3-4:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Limits - Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A

To provide manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-3-4, Ed.1.0(1998).

Notes:
Start Year / Status
Application: Residential
AS/NZS 61000.6.1:2006 (Reconfirmed 2016) - Start year: : 2006 (Reconfirmed 2016)
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Generic standards - Immunity for residential, commercial and light industrial environments

Notes:

Provides designers, manufacturers, and testers of equipment incorporating electrical or electronic operation with methods of test for ascertaining immunity to electromagnetic disturbances. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-6-1:2005.

Start Year / Status
Application: Test and measurement equipment
AS/NZS 61000-3-4:2007 - Start year: : 2007
Description:

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Limits - Limitation of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A

To provide manufacturers and suppliers of electricity and users of electrical equipment intended for connection to an electrical network with limits of emission of harmonic currents in low-voltage power supply systems for equipment with rated current greater than 75 A and the methods for ascertaining compliance to them in order to maintain electromagnetic compatibility within the electrical network. Identical to and reproduced from IEC 61000-3-4, Ed.1.0(1998).

Notes:
Start Year / Status
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